Tag: football

Howard University football in 1904

1904 Howard University Football and 1906 St. John’s College Football

Check out this cool photo of Howard University's football team in 1904. GoDCer Andy sent this in after checking out this cool post about...
Duke vs. GWU (1948)

Duke vs. George Washington University at Duke Stadium (1948)

Check out this program. It's for the Duke vs. GWU football game, held on November 13th, 1948 at Duke. Source: Duke University Libraries Duke was pretty...
1961 Washington Redskins

1961: The Last Year Season Redskins Fielded All-White Team

Only the Dallas Cowboys saved the Washington Redskins from complete disaster in 1961, the last year they fielded an all-white team. The Washington football franchise,...
Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice on sidelines with Washington Redskins head coach Joe Kuharich during game versus the Green Bay Packers at Riddick Stadium, Raleigh, N.C., September 11, 1954

Worst-Ever Season for the Redskins? Quite Possibly 1954

As dismal as this fall has been for fans of the Washington football franchise (want an illustrated history book for Christmas?), the 1954 season...

Ghosts of Heismans’ Past: Jack Scarbath and Bernie Faloney

It’s been more than 60 years since the University of Maryland (here's a good history book from Amazon) had a serious candidate for college football’s...
1954 Maryland football

The 1950s Were The Glory Days for Maryland Football

Source: University of Maryland So long ACC. Hello Big Ten. The University of Maryland’s final game in the Atlantic Coast Conference Saturday, a 41-21 win...

Who Were The Ballston Skulls?

The Ballston Skulls sounds like a gang. They weren't. The Skulls played semi-pro football representing the village of Ballston. They played and practiced on a...
Washington, D.C., 1920. "Gripp, Mathew, [Nathan] Lahn, Troske -- Gallaudet U." Gridiron stars of the first college for the deaf, credited with inventing the football huddle in the 1920s as a way to keep its signed plays secret.

Gallaudet Football Invents the Huddle

According to legend, the Gallaudet football team invented the huddle as a means to prevent opposing teams from stealing their plays by reading their...
Washington Times - November 2nd, 1906 - page 12

November 2nd, 1906: High School Football Player’s Amateur Status Questioned

On Friday, November 2nd, 106 years ago, this was the sports page of the Washington Times.

Washington Redskins: 1942 NFL Champions

Sunday is our first game and the beginning of RGIII in D.C. Let's bring back some pride to the Washington Redskins. And we'd like to...
Georgetown University football team in 1927 (source: georgetown.edu)

Georgetown Football Victory Wins Bride for Student

Georgetown University football team in 1927 (source: georgetown.edu) That football bet story, uncovered in the last post, about...
Griffith Stadium from the air in 1960 (Wikipedia)

Griffith Stadium Meets the Wrecking Ball

The site of so many wonderful baseball and football memories, Griffith Stadium, had its life ended by the brutal swings of a wrecking ball...
Super Bowl XXVIvideo

Hail to the Redskins!

Well, football is coming to a close this weekend and you're probably thrilled to watch the commercials. Oh, and I'm sure everyone has their...